Camp Fire Update: Housing Needs, Waiting Lists and Vacancies

Posted by Living In Chico Team

December 03, 2018

Here at The Hignell Companies and our hearts go out to everyone who has lost homes or loved ones in the Camp Fire. We are grieving with you. While not equally, every citizen of Butte County has been impacted with the great losses in our community. We will never be the same. But we want to help where we can.

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Topics: Rental Living, Community Support

Tips for Hosting Thanksgiving Dinner at Apartments in Chico California

Posted by Paige Gilbert

November 14, 2018

So, you decided to host a few friends at your apartment in Chico for Thanksgiving, huh? No big deal, you'll make the turkey, they'll bring some sides and keep it low key. 

But wait - SURPRISE! Mom and Dad have decided to visit you for Thanksgiving and they’re bringing Grandma too. All of a sudden your simple Thanksgiving dinner has turned into an all out party. So, how do you host Thanksgiving dinner in a small living space?


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Topics: Living in Chico, Apartment Living, Rental Living, Holidays

Prepare Your Chico Apartment for Summer Vacation

Posted by Jenna Redman

June 13, 2018

Along with summer, comes all of those vacations you’ve been planning for the last few months, or the ones that just popped up on your radar. You’ve probably already thought through the kind of things you’ll need to get before you leave, but have you thought of your Chico apartment?

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Topics: Apartment Living, Rental Living, Safety, Summer Activities in Chico

Rental Living Tips: Understanding the Role of the Apartment Manager

Posted by Paige Gilbert

May 30, 2018

When it comes to rental living the person you'll deal with the most is generally the complex's apartment manager. Understanding the apartment manager's role will help you have a much better rental living experience.

The manager is the resident's representative and is in charge of the day to day operations of the entire community.

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Topics: Apartment Living, Rental Living, My First Apartment

Closet Organization Hacks for Your 1 Bed Apartment

Posted by Jenna Redman

April 11, 2018

When it comes to living by yourself in a 1 bed apartment the closet space is all yours. You don’t have to fight anyone on who gets what side or if you’ve divided the shelves evenly. The only question is how are you going to organize everything?

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Topics: Apartment Living, Rental Living, Renter Solutions

Rental Living Tips to Get You in the Mood for Spring Cleaning

Posted by Paige Gilbert

April 04, 2018

Now that the nice weather has arrived, it's time to open all the windows and start airing out your apartment. You can create even more space to breathe by doing some thorough spring cleaning. The key to truly enjoyable rental living is utilizing the space you have to the fullest and being as clutter-free as possible. That can be easily accomplished with a few simple spring cleaning tips.

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Topics: Apartment Living, Rental Living, Cleaning Tips

Tips for Moving Out of Apartments in Chico California

Posted by Jenna Redman

March 07, 2018

Let’s face it, moving is a huge ordeal and there is just nothing simple about it. Many people realize too little too late and discover that unless you want to pull a few all-nighters, you can’t leave everything until the week of moving day.

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Topics: Rental Living, Moving, Cleaning Tips

What to Do When You’re Stuck Inside Apartments in Chico California

Posted by Paige Gilbert

February 28, 2018

Wait, was that rain we saw or were we imagining it? If it did rain, it sadly isn't forecasted to stick around. Though at this point, we will welcome any and all rain that shows up! Although when it does, the rain it brings with it the inability for outside activities – except for puddle jumping of course! According to Punxsutawney Phil, there is still 2-3 weeks left of winter so there is a possibility of more rain in the near future (here's hoping). While there has been very little rain this season, people have been stuck at home fighting off the flu for the last 2 or 3 months that then turns into a cold. So whether you’re stuck inside your apartments in Chico California to stay dry from rain or because you’re just trying to fight off the flu or a cold, we’ve got some ideas for you to bide the time. Hint: we have more ideas than just binge-watching on Netflix, although that is a solid idea if you want to go that route.

If you want to be productive…

If you’re bad at being sick, meaning you refuse to actually acknowledge you’re sick and need to feel like you’re accomplishing something, start organizing. This is a great time to clean out your closet, go through old photos, sort the mail, or just re-organize the kitchen cupboards to be more efficient. Organize your to-do list by energy level to help you get things done while feeling under the weather or stuck inside because of bad weather.

SEE ALSO: Not-So-Ordinary Organizing Ideas for Apartments in Chico California

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Topics: Apartment Living, Rental Living

How to Choose Internet and Cable Providers for Local Apartments

Posted by Jenna Redman

January 31, 2018

You’ve moved into your new place and everything is basically unpacked, so it’s time for a much needed break. You sit on your couch and try to pull up the next episode in your current binge watching pleasure on Netflix. That’s when you realize that while everything is pretty much unpacked, you didn’t get your cable or internet hooked up.

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Topics: Apartment Living, Rental Living

Rental Living Tips for Arranging Furniture in Your Apartment

Posted by Jenna Redman

January 18, 2018

Rental living is filled with open spaces just waiting for you to put your stamp on them. Maybe you are moving into your new apartment and need to figure out the best place for all your living room furniture. Maybe you’ve been in the same place for over a year and are in need of a change and want to move your bedroom furniture around and possibly add a new piece. Either way you have space to work with and all it takes is your imagination and the time to move furniture all over the place.

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Topics: Apartment Living, Rental Living, Decorating your Apartment

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